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Sep 21, 2016
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The Standard drew flak for the banner headline of its September 21 edition. "Witnesses finger Leila," it reads.

Many people pointed out that even if they didn't like Senator Leila de Lima, she still didn't deserve the sleazy headline because she is a duly elected senator of the Republic of the Philippines.

De Lima has recently taken a beating in her efforts to probe the alleged extrajudicial killings that are supposedly connected to the government's drug war. On top of her tiff with President Rodrigo Duterte, she was ousted as chair of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights. She's also been accused of being involved with drug lords.

De Lima's demons include an alleged sex tape.

That said, people have rallied to her defense, at least against The Standard. Here are some of the most heated comments from the newspaper's Facebook page.

 

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